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Serena Williams Biography - Born In Saginaw, Michigan, Father Takes Charge Of Career, Enters First Grand Slam Tourney - CONTACT INFORMATION

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American tennis player

Together with her older sister, Venus Williams, Serena Williams has taken the tennis world by storm, soaring to the top of a game traditionally dominated by white players. For Serena, 2002 was particularly sweet. The year didn't get off to a particularly auspicious start. A sprained ankle forced Williams to miss the Australian Open in January 2002, but things brightened up considerably for the remainder of the year. She won seven of her next 12 events, winning three of the four 2002 Grand Slam tournaments—the French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open—and snatching from sister Venus the number one world women's ranking. In recognition of her impressive performance in 2002, Williams, along with Australian Lleyton Hewitt, was named International Tennis Federation world champion in December. As 2003 dawned, Williams became only the fifth woman in tennis history to hold all four Grand Slam titles, beating Venus in the finals of the Australian Open. Of Williams' brilliance on the tennis court, tennis great Chris Evert, told People: "Serena really is too good. I'd like to see some players get close to athleticism, and I don't see it yet on the horizon."

Serena Williams


Address: c/o Women's Tennis Association, 133 First St. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

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about 9 years ago

Wonderful serena,kudos to you and more grease to your elbows.your style of play has succeeded in initiating me to the game of tennis.i have to admit i have fallen heads over-heels in love with you.may God continue to bless your court.

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over 9 years ago

Kudos to your parents. You gals did prove if you put heart and soul nothing is a barrier to success. Keep up sisters..

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about 10 years ago

Hello Serena Williams,

I admire you , I like watching you and your sister playing Tennis, you have a Talent keep it on.

Serena , I am so touched for What you did in my Home born Area MAKUENI (kenya) the school you build , God bless you so much.

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about 10 years ago

Hello my name is jasmine willis and I am currently in the foster care system and I love the game of tennis. I was just wanting to let you know that you and your sister really inspired me to play and keep playing.